## convert time to sas time

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# convert time to sas time

Dear All,

I have to find the difference between the two times in character format. Can some one help me on these...

09:15 17:40----Have to find difference between these two.Ideally i would like to conver numeric sas format and then do the subtraction.

09:40 16:50----Have to find difference between these two

Rakesh

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‎02-23-2017 11:01 AM
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## Re: convert time to sas time

Posted in reply to rakeshvvv
``````data test;
format time1 time2 diff time8.;
time1 = input('09:15',time5.);
time2 = input('17:40',time5.);
diff = time2 - time1;
output;
time1 = input('09:40',time5.);
time2 = input('16:50',time5.);
diff = time2 - time1;
output;
run;

proc print data=test noobs;
run;``````

Result:

```  time1       time2        diff

9:15:00    17:40:00     8:25:00
9:40:00    16:50:00     7:10:00
```
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‎02-23-2017 11:01 AM
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## Re: convert time to sas time

Posted in reply to rakeshvvv
``````data test;
format time1 time2 diff time8.;
time1 = input('09:15',time5.);
time2 = input('17:40',time5.);
diff = time2 - time1;
output;
time1 = input('09:40',time5.);
time2 = input('16:50',time5.);
diff = time2 - time1;
output;
run;

proc print data=test noobs;
run;``````

Result:

```  time1       time2        diff

9:15:00    17:40:00     8:25:00
9:40:00    16:50:00     7:10:00
```
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## Re: convert time to sas time

Posted in reply to KurtBremser

Thank you Sir..

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## Re: convert time to sas time

Posted in reply to rakeshvvv

Are the pairs in one or separate strings?

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## Re: convert time to sas time

Posted in reply to rakeshvvv

convert char time as var="09:15" using time_1 = input(var,time5.);

to calculate the difference just do: diff = intck('minute',time_1,time_2);

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